• WordNet 3.6
    • v pummel strike, usually with the fist "The pedestrians pummeled the demonstrators"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n. & v. t Pummel Same as Pommel.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • pummel See pommel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Pummel Same as Pommel.
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In literature:

He pummeled his brain.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
The saddle should have what is called a third pummel, or leaping-horn.
"Hints on Horsemanship, to a Nephew and Niece" by George Greenwood
The three rolled over and over each other, punching and pummelling when and where they might.
"Robin Hood" by Paul Creswick
He folded his hands on the pummel and let his feet slip out of the uncertain rope stirrups.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris
He immediately rushed up to me, shook my hands and pummelled my back.
"How I Filmed the War" by Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
But now he was on top and he pummeled his opponent to a pulp.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
You were too easy with the fellow not to pummel him when you had so fine an opportunity.
"Historic Tales, Vol. XIII (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The little horseman's knees were bent high up on the saddle, whilst his hand kept a fast hold of the pummel.
"The Banished" by Wilhelm Hauff
They dove for him, hauled him out of the bed, and pummeled him with sheer delight.
"The Golden Skull" by John Blaine
Murky now had the big Swede down and was pummelling him over head and face with his fists.
"The Auto Boys' Mystery" by James A. Braden

In poetry:

The piers are pummelled by the waves;
In a lonely field the rain
Lashes an abandoned train;
Outlaws fill the mountain caves.
"The Fall of Rome" by W H Auden
The tanner he pulled, the tanner he sweat,
And held by the pummel fast:
At length the tanner came tumbling down;
His neck he had well-nigh brast.
"King Edward IV. And The Tanner Of Tamworth" by Henry Morley

In news:

The Rogers Royals pummeled a Duluth team for the second straight week, Duluth East this time, 56-21, in the port city on Friday evening.
Severe weather has pummeled parts of the plains into south on the past 2 days.
Severe weather has pummeled parts of the plains into south on the past 2 days including 74 reports of tornadoes.
A week after Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast, wiping out entire communities, residents were bracing for yet another potentially damaging storm.
Wind and rain pummel NC 12 Credit: Sun Realty Outer Banks.
Share Rains, wind pummel Washington and Oregon.
Rains, wind pummel Washington and Oregon.
Cliff Mass, professor in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington, talks about major storms that have pummeled the Pacific Northwest .
(AP) — Coastal communities pummeled by Superstorm Sandy are rushing to rebuild their boardwalks in time for next summer.
Scientists study how 'terror bird' pummeled prey .
The one-two punch of storms Irene and Sandy pummeled properties along Connecticut's shoreline and pounded the premium placed on living at the beach.
Front Page Sports Cedaredge Bruins pummel PHS, 46-6.
It was 25 years ago when Washington state whitewater kayaker Sprague Ackley founded the La Push Pummel as a casual gathering for paddlers seeking to surf large winter waves.
Cardinals pummel Nationals 12-4, even NLDS.
Weak corporate earnings reports pummeled stocks Tuesday.